Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Goodbye and Good Riddance to Detroit's Congresswoman-For-Life Kilpatrick

So much for Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatricks declaration that I will be your congresswoman ... until I decide to retire" The people of Detroit and surrounding areas finally woken up, and she's been voted out in the primary.

The Detroit Free Press: Clarke upsets Kilpatrick as family dynasty ends

State Sen. Hansen Clarke staged a stunning upset victory Tuesday night over seven-term Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.

With 53% of the overall district results in, Clarke had a 48-39% lead over the incumbent, who was first elected to Congress in 1996.
I would submit that 7 terms was far, far too many. Given that she is in a one-party district, the only way she could be removed is by another Democrat. Tainted by scandals involving her son and ex-husband as well as her arrogance, her time is now done.

Hopefully Hansen Clarke will do a better and far less arrogant job in office than the representative he is replacing.

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